ECONOMY

Major rebound for Thessaloniki tourism

Tourism in Thessaloniki has made a major recovery this year, thanks to the rise in both Greek and foreign visitors.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Association data for the year to end-August showed that the number of overnight stays in the city soared by 17.9 percent from the same period in 2013, to rise from 1,104,941 to 1,302,347.

Foreigners chalked up a 21.2 percent annual increase while Greeks posted growth of 14.7 percent.

Greeks accounted for 651,148 overnight stays, with Cypriots second on 70,371 and Turks third on 50,656.